7800° Fahrenheit

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7800° Fahrenheit
Bon Jovi 7800 Fahrenheit.jpg
Studio album by Bon Jovi
Released March 27, 1985
Recorded 1985
Studio The Warehouse (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Genre
Length 47:10
Label
Producer Lance Quinn
Bon Jovi chronology
Bon Jovi
(1984)
7800° Fahrenheit
(1985)
Slippery When Wet
(1986)
Singles from 7800° Fahrenheit
  1. "Only Lonely"
    Released: April 1985
  2. "In and Out of Love"
    Released: July 1985
  3. "The Hardest Part Is the Night (UK)"
    Released: August 21, 1985
  4. "Silent Night"
    Released: October 22, 1985
  5. "The Price of Love (Japan)"
    Released: 1985
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars [2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 1.5/5 stars [3]

7800° Fahrenheit is the second studio album by American rock band Bon Jovi, released on March 27, 1985 through Mercury Records. The album's title was a reference to the supposed melting point of rock, equivalent to 4313° Celsius; as the Fahrenheit scale is primarily used only in the United States, 7800° Fahrenheit thus suggested "American hot rock."[4]

The album introduced the classic 1980s Bon Jovi logo that would later be used on Slippery When Wet and New Jersey.

7800° Fahrenheit reached #37 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and was the band's first album to be certified gold in the US. It remained charted for 85 weeks and was certified platinum on February 19, 1987.[5] The singles "Only Lonely" and "In and Out of Love" both charted on the Billboard Hot 100.

Background[edit]

The album recorded in six weeks between January and March 1985 at the Warehouse Studios in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The album marked the final collaboration between Bon Jovi and producer Lance Quinn. It is also the only Bon Jovi album to feature songwriting contributions from four of the band members, with "Secret Dreams" being the only Bon Jovi song to-date for which drummer Tico Torres receives a songwriting credit.

Despite being a fan favorite, the band was unsatisfied with the sound of the album and essentially disowned it once they had solidified their status as major rock stars with the albums Slippery When Wet and New Jersey a few years later. It is the least represented album in their setlists over the course of the career, with nothing from 7800° Fahrenheit performed live after the New Jersey Syndicate Tour except a few performances of “Tokyo Road” in Japan during the 1990s, a few performances of “Only Lonely” during The Circle Tour in 2010, and one performance of “Tokyo Road” in Hawaii also during The Circle Tour.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "In and Out of Love" Jon Bon Jovi 4:25
2. "The Price of Love" Bon Jovi 4:14
3. "Only Lonely" Bon Jovi, David Bryan 5:02
4. "King of the Mountain" Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora 3:54
5. "Silent Night" Bon Jovi 5:07
6. "Tokyo Road" Bon Jovi, Sambora 5:41
7. "The Hardest Part Is the Night" Bon Jovi, Sambora, Bryan 4:25
8. "Always Run to You" Bon Jovi, Sambora 5:00
9. "To the Fire" Bon Jovi, Sambora, Bryan 4:27
10. "Secret Dreams" Bon Jovi, Sambora, Tico Torres, Bill Grabowski 4:56
  • Some editions of the album list "To the Fire" as "(I Don't Wanna Fall) to the Fire"

Personnel[edit]

Bon Jovi
Additional credits
  • Larry Alexander – engineering
  • Phil Hoffer – background vocals
  • Tom Mandel – synthesizer
  • Obie O'Brien – engineering
  • Jim Salamone – programming
  • Bill Scheniman – engineering

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[14] Platinum 100,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[15] Silver 60,000^
United States (RIAA)[16] Platinum 1,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "7800° Fahrenheit". AllMusic. 
  2. ^ 7800° Fahrenheit. Bon Jovi. Allmusic.com. Johnny Loftus.
  3. ^ "Bon Jovi: Album Guide". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2012-06-26. 
  4. ^ "Bon Jovi: Records and retrospection". Hot Metal Online. Retrieved 2017-01-06. 
  5. ^ "AllMusic (Bon Jovi charts & awards) Billboard albums". 
  6. ^ "The ARIA Report - Week Commencing ~ 28th January 2008 ~ Issue #935" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association / Pandora.nla.gov.au. Retrieved August 19, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Album - Bon Jovi, 7800° Fahrenheit" (in German). Charts.de. Retrieved August 19, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Yamachan Land – Japanese Chart Archives > Bon Jovi". Archived from the original on February 8, 2012. Retrieved 2010-01-13. 
  9. ^ "New Zealand Charts - Bon Jovi - 7800 Fahreheit (album)". Charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved August 19, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Swedish Charts - Bon Jovi - 7800 Fahreheit (album)". Swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved August 19, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Swiss Charts - Bon Jovi - 7800 Fahreheit (album)". Swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved August 19, 2012. 
  12. ^ "The Official Charts Company - 7800 Fahrenheit by Bon Jovi Search". The Official Charts Company. 6 May 2013. 
  13. ^ "Bon Jovi Album & Song Chart History - Billboard 200". Billboard.com. Retrieved August 19, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Bon Jovi – 7800° Fahrenheit". Music Canada. Retrieved July 3, 2012. 
  15. ^ "British album certifications – Bon Jovi – 7800° Fahrenheit". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved September 4, 2012.  Enter 7800° Fahrenheit in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Silver in the field By Award. Click Search
  16. ^ "American album certifications – Bon Jovi – 7800 Degree Fahrenheit". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved July 3, 2012.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH